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Senior staff – get ready for April

With effect from 6 April 2016, the ability for senior staff to make tax-efficient provision for their retirement is being cut back. Here, we look at how senior staff will be affected by the upcoming tax changes.

Why the tapered annual allowance could cost more than you think

High earners could find themselves footing large tax bills when a series of changes to pensions tax relief are implemented in April 2016.

Time for action on the tapered annual allowance

The changes to pensions benefits announced in the 2015 Summer budget, which affect the amount of tax paid by higher earners, come into effect in April. Here we outline the key features of the tapered annual allowance (TAA).

Pensions taxation double whammy for GPs and other NHS Consultants

A number of GPs and NHS Consultants who have a long service in their pension scheme and are on a high salary or who receive a promotional salary increase could very well be impacted by the pension taxation changes which come into effect from 6 April 2016.

Temptation for early withdrawal of pension savings could lead to higher taxes

While the new flexibilities are welcome, senior staff may benefit from expert advice to help in managing their income needs and taxation affairs.

Waiting for your Individual Protection 2014 certificate?

If you are waiting for your IP14 certificate this month or want to re-start pension contributions subject to receiving your certificate, we have news about when it will be available.

Government cuts 55% tax on pension pots after death

Following the announcement by the Chancellor on 29 September, we finally have some clarity from HMRC on the removal of the 55% tax on pensions at death.

Barnett Waddingham, Lifetime Allowance, Individual Protection, Actuarial Services for Employers, Executive Pensions
IP14 - Practice safe saving

Pension savings currently attract tax relief. The Lifetime Allowance (LTA) is a limit placed by the Government on the value of pension benefits an individual can accrue over their lifetime without paying tax charges.

Barnett Waddingham urges high-earners to act now to retain £1.5 million pensions LTA before it’s too late

Bhargaw Buddhdev of pensions consultants Barnett Waddingham, is warning high-earners that if they do not apply for fixed protection 2014 (FP14) bef...

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